No Child Left Behind Act

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would like to start my essay with the following excerpt from the No Child Left Behind Act: "Because fewer than 35 percent of fourth graders are proficient readers, No Child Left Behind requires schools to use research-based reading programs: A primary focus of this law is the requirement that school districts and individual schools use effective research-based reading remediation programs so all children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. The law authorizes funds 'to provide assistance to State educational agencies and local educational agencies in establishing reading programs for students in kindergarten through grade 3 that are based on scientifically based reading research, to ensure that every student can read at grade level or above no later than the end of grade 3. ' (20 U.S.C.§ 6361)" (page 73, Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind). An evidence-based special education professional practice is a strategy or intervention designed for use by special educators and intended to support the education of individuals with exceptional learning needs. Evidence-based instruction is reliable, trustworthy, and valid record that indicates when that program or set of practices is used; children can be expected to make adequate gains in reading achievement (John Schacter, 2006). Research-based instruction and scientifically based instruction is sometimes used to convey the same meaning. Evidence of the effectiveness of a program or practice should be: •

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